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WordPress Is Affordable and Powers Millions Of Websites

Ektron, who recently merged with Episerver, is a content management system built on Microsoft Technologies. The merger has meant several things for the CMS, one of them being that support and updates are slowly winding up and migrating is inevitable. As the foundation for more than half of websites globally, WordPress is an obvious choice to move to.

You can argue that there are still a few more years before Ektron completely sunsets, but given the inevitability of the situation and given WordPress’s many advantages into account, planning the migration sooner than later is the best choice.

Before the merger, Ektron was known as one of the top providers of quality web development services. It has a number of cutting-edge website management tools and like WordPress, is known for its easy to use content editor. However, it is currently only powering over 4,000 global organizations and comes at a price.

In contrast, WordPress is the most requested CMS in the world and because it is an open source solution that benefits from community input, you get access to its functionalities either for free or at a more affordable rate.

WordPress Is Regularly Updated

Since the merger between Ektron and Episerver, their designated developer team has been fixed on creating a next-generation product that combines the best qualities of both CMS platforms. Although the support offered for Ektron’s current client base has been on-going throughout the merger, it has been established that future version updates will not be implemented.

Without regular updates and maintenance done on this content management system, it will eventually become vulnerable to security threats, bugs, and a lack of support. Consequently, the migration of your Ektron website will be inevitable if you want to keep up with the evolution of technology.

Over the years, Ektron has fallen behind when it comes to usability principles that are implemented through modern web development processes. Back-end authoring and the administrative interface have not improved much in terms of ease of use and usability over time. Consequently, the user experience is often perceived as unsystematic or inconsistent.

When migrating to WordPress you will find that the software’s large community of developers are continually striving to better this open source platform. As a result, WordPress offers regular updates for themes and plugins that will help prevent security breaches. These updates also help to improve performance and can speed up your website’s loading time which will improve the overall user experience.

WordPress Offers a Higher Return on Investment

Although Ektron offers more control over content and generation of marketing campaigns, it is still not an open source platform. This means that you will have to pay the premium to get your hands on all the various features that this CMS offers.

In contrast, WordPress enables you to build a professional website within a short period of time at no extra cost. The only start-up investments you will have to make will involve your hosting provider and the purchase of a domain name.

Furthermore, WordPress themes are continually improved with aesthetics, web standards, and user-friendliness in mind. This means you do not need to spend more and undertake complex development processes to drive traffic to your website. There is also no extra configuration or integrations required apart from customizing your theme.

As a result, WordPress automatically offers a higher return on investment based on the fact that it is an affordable and fully customizable platform that can provide any functionality you need. The admin dashboard is navigationally intuitive and provides a user-friendly interface to all your website visitors, you will be able to focus on your brand and not spend time figuring out your CMS platform.

WordPress is Extremely Flexible

When it comes to flexibility, both content management systems are quite versatile. However, WordPress is still more versatile than Ektron thanks to the accessible software coded by motivated web developers around the world.

While Ektron’s Smart Forms allow for an easy and consistent content entry method, the built-in systems are a little more difficult to use. WordPress, on the other hand, offers both a simple content entry method, as well as simple management systems through their various extensions and plugins.

Through these plugins and extensions, you can add specific features or services to your website without the aid of in-depth coding knowledge or a developer. Many of these plugins also help to extend functionality and only require you to download and then activate them via your WordPress dashboard.

We corral the content, move it over to finer pastures, and make sure it is well-groomed and ready to make you a success. Contact us today for a Free Quote from our team of content wranglers –  602-402-9035.


WordHerd Customers

A few companies we've migrated websites for


"WordHerd did an amazing job with our CMS migration to Wordpress. They over-delivered on our expectations and handled the process end to end, on time, and on budget. The team is fantastic to work with. They had the experience and depth of knowledge to handle our large scale project, which was built on an out of date, clunky CMS. And they migrated it to Wordpress without any issues. Their communication was excellent. Their documentation was excellent. Their work was excellent. We have benefited greatly from the success of this project WordHerd handled, and I'm very grateful for that. I would highly recommend WordHerd for any development project."

Senior Web Developer at Zenfolio.com
DNN to WordPress

"Great solution for converting HubSpot pages to WordPress pages - efficient and inexpensive. The team was easy to work with - anticipated design options and recommended best practices. Also, very good on communicating status and deliverables. Would work with them again!"

Chief Marketing Officer at NuAge Experts
HubSpot to WordPress

“We were moving a website from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress and WordHerd did the content migration for us. It was an excellent job and saved us a lot of aggravation and time. Well done!“

Alan Tomkins
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"I highly recommend WordHerd. They are knowledgeable, responsive and completed my project in a timely manner. Kris was extremely helpful and was always available to answer questions/concerns and made the process very seamless. Let these guys do the heavy lifting for you."

Lee Miles
Custom CMS to WordPress

"We needed to migrate our library region's website after our current provider unexpectedly stopped doing business. WordHerd took over and migrated our existing website, including creating a new start page. They are easy to work with and they are very responsive."

Kristi Hanson
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"Very happy with the Umbraco to WordPress migration done by WordHerd, a fairly priced and smooth service that allows us an agency to focus on higher value tasks, out sourcing this to WordHerd was definitely a good call"

Bill Roberts
Umbraco to WordPress

"As brands begin the complex process of migrating their sites off Adobe Business Catalyst in the wake of the end of development announcement, having a partner in WordHerd with extensive experience transferring business sites from Business Catalyst to WordPress can be absolutely instrumental to success. WP Engine's WordPress digital experience platform coupled with WordHerd's expertise will prove an unbeatable combination as companies re-imagine their favorite Business Catalyst features on WordPress."

VP of Strategic Alliances WP Engine

"My challenge was to migrate a web site (at least the data and a basic design) from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress. WordHerd was able to migrate over 2,400 media files, 128 image galleries, and 171 pages, maintaining all of the interrelationships among the content items. This was a website that consisted of several WebApps and complex links between the various assets. WordHerd was able to migrate the site and keep all of the data relationships intact -- all in about two weeks time! Amazing work that exceeded expectations!"

Principal Consultant - NetPro Consulting, LLC
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"WordHerd provided a smooth and hassle free migration process for our blog. Excellent customer service and an overall excellent experience."

Digital Marketing Specialist – PLS Logistics Services
Hubspot to WordPress

"They helped us out with not only one, but two website migrations and redesigns. The jump from DNN to WordPress was long overdue and they got it done without a hiccup."

Marketing Specialist – NECC Marketing
DNN to WordPress

Ready to Migrate?

When comparing the cost and functionality that each of these content management systems offers, it is easy to see why WordPress is the most popular software solution across the globe. Furthermore, because Ektron is gradually being phased out, the regular updates that protect against security threats, as well as the on-going support, are diminishing too. There has never been a better time to migrate your website.